A spiritual experience, dedicated to my wife

A spiritual experience, dedicated to my wife

by Jon Rappoport

April 30, 2018

We have all had moments when we were lost, and someone appeared out of the gloom to help us. Friend, stranger. A hand was offered, and we took it.

An electricity was joined, and we were brought to a clearing in the woods and a path back home.

We are all having a spiritual experience in this physical world, and we are learning, as we go along, what that experience is. Here and now.

Life is the place where we learn it. There are cosmic jokes and tricks and pain and suffering and joy. But we persist. It is in our nature. In order to provide help. In order to learn and know. In order to express courage and love and imagination.

In order to be more of what we are.

So when an experience or a person whispers, “Courage, my friend,” this is a great lesson in the great school.

Strength means creating the energy to keep going.

These are not abstract matters. They are alive.

“The only riches, the great souls,” DH Lawrence wrote.

We are driven by events to see great souls. Finally, other items are filtered out, and we are left with the essence.

Suddenly, we see the sun coming up over the horizon.

Suddenly, we see we are participating in something greater than we supposed.

Suddenly, we understand there are far more great souls than we imagined.

Suddenly, the walls and barriers go down, and we can come out of the cold and back to the familiar place of the human hearth.

We are stronger than we believed we were. We will do whatever it takes to help those we love.

“Courage, my friend.” Institutions may be built to exclude us, but we are beyond them, and we always were.

Yeats: “And I will pluck, ‘til time and times are done, the silver apples of the moon, the golden apples of the sun.”

Souls are in this world and also beyond it. We are those souls, having a spiritual experience and learning what it is.

In all the lands of this place, someone in need reaches out his hand and you give yours in return. This act is irreplaceable, and yet it has few banners to mark it. So I am raising one.

Twenty-five years ago, when I met my wife-to-be, Laura, I was in my gloom. To me, she was both incomprehensible and familiar. She was someone from a world I seemed to remember, where joy-spring actually came every year, in renewal. She was rescuing me, but she had no plan for me. Her plan was to be in the moment. Giving and receiving in the moment with me. I looked for an ulterior motive. There was none. I hoped to find in myself what she had. I hoped to find out how she had what she had. Finally, I realized all this was nonsense, because I had found her. I didn’t need to travel any farther. This was the jumping-off point. All the excuses turned to dust. As it turned out, she was miles ahead of me; she already knew we would be together. All I had to do was let go of a ridiculous mirage, some sort of self-defeating idea that was backwards and inside out; a crazy idea in a language that no one spoke, including me. So I let go.

And then I was on the road to a new experience, an experience I am learning about as we go along. Right here, right now. It doesn’t end. The “me” part is relentlessly interesting, but the “her” and “us” are far more than I could have imagined. Mysteries up into sky and down into the core.

But so simple and present, as I look at her.

People may weep for lost worlds, but the tears end when two are together.

Keep the faith.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

26 comments on “A spiritual experience, dedicated to my wife

  1. kbsmommy02 says:

    Beautiful! I understand completely, I also found this in my husband almost 20 years ago! He melted all my barriers with true, everlasting Love!

  2. Zip-ped-e-doda says:

    Jon, your magnificent tribute engaged both, body and spirit and set them soaring. My gratitude for you taking the time to express such beautiful words and genuine meaning knows no bounds.

  3. Reblogged this on John Barleycorn and commented:
    You are a good man to honor her in such a way.

  4. I always loved this one, and it is so true

    Mark Twain — “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

  5. ecbound says:

    Wow. I generally don’t comment on your articles, but this was so beautiful I had to! It gives me hope that I might still find love like this. Your wife must have been very touched by it. Then the cynic in me thought, “I hope he’s not just saying all this because he’s in the doghouse.” Lol.

  6. futuret says:

    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR MARRIAGE; IT SEEMS THAT FOR THE MOST PART SOCIETY HAS FORGOTTEN WHAT MARRIAGE IS SUPPOSE TO BE, TRYING TO SIMULATE CELEBRITY LIVES IS NOT THE ANSWER. SO MANY OF THESE CELEBRITIES IN REALITY HAVE ALLIANCES AND NOT MARRIAGES. REALITY IS NOT LIVED BY THE MANY OF THEM, BUT THEY SEEM TO THINK THAT SOCIETY SHOULD COPY THEM, LEADING INTO TRAGIC EVENTS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS. A COUPLE REALLY DOES NOT GET TO KNOW ONE AN OTHER, UNTIL THEY EXPERIENCE HELL ON EARTH WITH EACH OTHER, IN WHICH THIS ENTIRE PLANET IS ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE. YOU DO NOT GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BY ROMANCE, IT IS BY LIFE’S HARDSHIPS THAT YOU KNOW WHO YOU REALLY HAVE. BUTTERFLIES DISAPPEAR AS TWO PEOPLE BECOME WELDED TOGETHER. SACRIFICE AND FORGIVENESS ARE ALWAYS PRESENT, REMINDING US OF OUR SPOUSE WORTH KEEPING. JUST LIKE NO TWO FINGER PRINTS ARE THE SAME, EACH MARRIAGE IS DIFFERENT, EACH MARRIAGE HAS IT’S OWN FINGER PRINTS, AND ALWAYS A COUPLE SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THAT NO TWO MARRIAGES ARE ALIKE, EACH IS UNIQUE IN IT’S OWN WAY. THE GRASS IS NOT GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE, AS PEOPLE GO THROUGH LIFE TOGETHER, EVERY MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP HAS IT’S MOMENTS OF TORTURE.

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/what-one-husband-is-doing-for-his-wife-during-her-excruciating-battle-with-cancer-will-bring-a-tear-to-your-eye

  7. stiegem says:

    This article is the best one yet I have ever read from you, Jon. Right from the heart! Love and learn. No one will argue this one. No controversy here. Thank you. A true way to start the day.

  8. karunaveg says:

    Thank you Jon! Your heroic pulling back of the curtain on corruption, delusion, and injustice springs from a beautiful and deep source that can only be pointed at, and intuited, and yes, the gifts we give each other through our love, care, understanding, and ability to be conscious and present are perhaps the reason for this experience we call life. Thank you Laura! Ultimately, victory is assured for all beings.

  9. Rochelle says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations.

  10. Jana D. says:

    Love, love, love this one. Congratulations on succeeding where so many fail.

  11. Christine says:

    You are blessed. We live in a “throw away” society. Those who remain together in the love you share in your marriage, through it all…demonstrate what marriage is meant to be in God’s design. Rare indeed.

  12. annemanyak says:

    A beautiful tribute to your wife! Thank you for a lovely, sensitive, and encouraging post.

  13. 1EarthUnited says:

    Reblogged this on 1EarthUnited and commented:
    Adorable ode

  14. elliottjab says:

    Beautiful, uplifting, truth filled commentary. So much up front & right there – also much between these lines.

    Peace to you & Laura.
    Strength for whatever you need.

    JE

  15. elliottjab says:

    Reblogged this on elliottjab and commented:
    Heartfelt truth from Jon Rappoport… 4.30.18

  16. Dr. Zarro says:

    Aloha Star☆Brother☆Jon☆
    Ahhhhhhh……This☆W♡RD☆SCULPTURE☆ of Pure UNCONDITIONAL LOVE♡LIGHT is one of the most Precious, Beautiful, S♡UL~FILLED Poems You have ever shared with the World☆♡☆
    I am also so grateful to be experiencing the very same with my Beloved of 23 years, Krystal Rose☆♡☆
    Sending Big Hugs, Fragrant RainB♡ws and
    Love ♡ Light Eternal
    Dt. Z.
    Peace and Love

  17. duncmck says:

    Despite so many facets of our experience .sometimes we would like to be benevolent sociopaths impervious to our emotions and fear.it makes putting your hand in the fire a real event..we run from pain at a great cost to our spiritual growth..when is enough ..enough .thats for the next ? mirror breaking?

    • duncmck says:

      and my so called moral of the story ? love is the greatest teacher of all .because it becomes pure value to the soul..sorry i have not been one to participate in the communique collectively ever before .only the last year or two. amazing .wonder what the overall effects will render ?

  18. From Quebec says:

    This is my preferred love song. But. It is difficult to understand though. I do not know if this couple is separated or if it is just an old man going alzheimers and cannot remember.
    Your comments are welcome.

    Leonard Cohen – Did I Ever Love You

  19. Luke says:

    Beautiful sentiment. Brought these verses to mind, especially when you used the word mystery.
    Ephesians 5:25-32 ESV
    [25] Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, [26] that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, [27] so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. [28] In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. [29] For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, [30] because we are members of his body. [31] “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” [32] This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

  20. Jon

    Another beautifully written anecdote that celebrates humanity emphasised by togetherness.

    However, I still see no evidence of “spirituality”.

    Moving away from raw emotion and thinking logically, before there was anything, when the universe was but a void, what changed the state of apathy?

    Was it not the determination to go discover in the “creative spirit” through production and reproduction? The joy of creative spirit encapsulates creative impulse. And that is something you have put all your heart into, as a teacher and guide. That is true spirituality and you come under the power of God.

    Best
    OT

  21. altarr says:

    After a spiritual encounter I was told we live in a world of felt emotions I asked my Angel must we go through all the emotions he said yes you must experience all emotions in the flesh to genuinely know what that feeling is like you come from pure love without going through the feeling of different emotions how could you tell the difference.

  22. Reblogged this on amnesiaclinic and commented:
    Beautiful.

  23. Larry says:

    When my grandmother passed on, I almost went crazy with grief.

    I didn’t realize how much I loved her …

  24. Larry says:

    Lyrics to “Turtles All the Way Down” by Sturgill Simpson.

    Seems apropos somehow.

    https://genius.com/Sturgill-simpson-turtles-all-the-way-down-lyrics

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